5 Smart Ways to Start Saving for Retirement Now

Although no one enjoys thinking about how their life will change as they age, it’s never been more important to plan ahead. About 51% of elderly people who need care live at home, 29% reside with a family member who provides care, and 4% are in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Regardless of your […]

Simple Ways to Save Money By Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

At a time when climate change is at the forefront of almost everyone’s minds, more of us are wondering what we can do to minimize harmful effects to the Earth. But, of course, many people struggle with the idea of giving up convenience for the sake of sustainability. If you’re worried that opting for more […]

Why Saving Money Should be a Priority

There are plenty of articles out there on saving money, but most of them don’t answer one question, which is why do you need to in the first place? These articles are written as though doing so is self-evident, but if you are young and have no dependents, especially if you are making a good […]

Clever Ways To Save Money While Grocery Shopping

We’ve all faced the panic of walking into the grocery store without a list or a plan, just the knowledge that the fridge is getting desperately empty and you need to make something for dinner. In this state of grocery emergency, you make a few questionable choices and almost always end up at the store […]

4 Tips To Save Money As A Single Parent

Budgeting is never easy, and it can be even more of a challenge when you’re a single parent. But the good news is that you’re not alone. Between 40% to 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, and many divorcing couples have kids.

3 Ways To Save Money While Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Fall is officially here, which means now is the best time to get your home ready for the colder weather. From wrapping your pipes to clearing your gutters, it’s important to conduct maintenance around your house to prevent disasters like burst pipes and ice dams that could cost an arm and a leg to fix. […]

What You Should Know About Buy One Get One Free

We’ve all seen “Buy One, Get One Free” advertisements. It’s the single simple word “free” that allures us as consumers to buy a certain item or shop at a particular store. Be clear that these sales tactics are not due to the charitable nature of corporations but because they are great marketing and sales techniques […]

Keep Warm This Winter: How to Save Money on Oil Heat

If you are heating your home with heating oil, you know that prices can fluctuate wildly over time. I personally have an oil furnace, and I’ve paid anywhere from $1.95 per gallon up to near $3.00 a gallon in a three-year time span. So, what can you do to save on fuel? How to Save […]

Finding Affordable Wine: Great Wine on a Budget

If you are a wine drinker, you know that not only are the choices endless but so are the range of prices. You can spend as little as a few dollars all the way up to hundreds or even thousands for a bottle. So, where do you start? I’ve compiled a short list of some great […]

What is Financial Independence, Anyway?

Financial independence is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot in the personal finance world. Many people aren’t entirely sure what it means. This is especially true because the definition of the term can vary.  This alone just adds to the confusion. To help you understand what financial independence is and how it may […]